“Where did the sons of Mr. Hashemi get their money from?” Ahmadinejad asked. “How did the son of Mr. Nateq Nouri became a billionaire?” he said of an influential former parliament speaker who once supported him. “I have lists of former high managers who were given lands, hectares of land.” “Mr. Hashemi is the puppet master behind all of this,” Ahmadinejad said of criticism of his government. “He wants you to prolong his aristocracy,”.